8 years total experience; 4 years high school grades 9-12; 4 years 8th grade (current) Teach 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Basic Pre-Algebra Taught in the areas of Algebra I-A, Algebra I-B and Algebraic Connections Serving as a team member on the Pre-Algebra PLC group. Served on the curriculum adoption committee. Serving as a member of the LEAD 2013 Cohort. Serving on Teaming for Transformations Committee Served as a mentor teacher for 2 years
I subscribe to a flipped/blended teaching style. My personal teaching style is high energy, positive attitude and genuine excitement for the opportunity to work with each individual student. I make a conscious effort each day to avoid sitting at my desk. If I need to sit down I will sit in a student desk. I want my students to know that I do not think of myself as being above them. I want them to feel as though the school year is a journey that we all make together. I simply suggest the direction that we should travel and let them determine the pace; my students drive the lesson plans making each school year a unique trip. My personal mantra is that if a substitute could deliver my lesson then it is not a good lesson. I believe that each year should be treated as a new school year since no student ever got excited about a repeat assignment. By building a trust and mutual respect for the student/teacher relationship first, we are able to come together as a team and focus on the content second.
Mountain Brook Junior High Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 Mountain Brook City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 Member of the LEAD 2013 Cohort Serving on Teaming for Transformations Committee Served on the curriculum adoption committee
Bachelor of Science Mathematics; minor Health Masters of Science Postsecondary Education - Instructional Technology
Outside of teaching, I also coach soccer. I have earned a USSF National B license. I enjoy being outdoors, going to concerts, exploring Mother Earth and staying positive. I try to make the people around me happy every day. Stay humble, stay positive, stay grateful